André Campra was a French composer and conductor. Campra was one of the leading French Le papillon, Le jaloux, Le lys et la rose. Sacred works. Nisi Dominus (); Requiem (after ); Motets for the royal chapel (–) . Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for André Campra: Messe de Requiem – Philippe Herreweghe on AllMusic – André Campra, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Gilles Ragon, Dominique Visse, Peter Harvey, La Grande Écurie et La Chambre du Roy – Campra – Requiem ~ Miserere.

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By he was such a musical celebrity that he became a target for negative articles caampra the press. This new recording from Harmonia Mundi is the third to have been released commercially.

Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Well, since I’ll be dead and buried by the year let alonewhen such junketings could take place, I might as well make the most of this welcome, if modest, enthusiasm for his music. He also wrote three books of cantatas as well as religious music, including a requiem.

Campra Requiem Mass

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By he had obtained all of the usual prestigious posts but retreated back into composing requien music as the French critics targeted him more frequently. Others, however, place the work earlier in Campra’s life. Varcoe’s contribution I thought outstanding in the Sanctus but throughout the solo team is a strong one.

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The Monteverdi Choir always sound more fervent than that of La Chapelle Royale, but I feel that Gardiner also captures the pathos of Campra’s music to a greater extent than Herreweghe. This disc presents two of the later works of his long career, a Requiem written around or so and one of the grands motetsa setting of Psalm for soloists, chorus, and small orchestra in reuqiem Lullian tradition.


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Rrequiem to main content. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. He was reprimanded by his superiors in for having taken part in theatrical performances without eequiem, but was nevertheless made a chaplain on 27 May of that year. The Benedictustoo, is excluded, though this is also true of some of Charpentier’s Masses.

If one is looking for a powerful descriptive Mass for the Dead, this is not it. Campra added violins to the performance of sacred music at the Paris cathedral, a controversial innovation in an era when they were considered street instruments. In the end it is more a matter of personal taste than a question of choosing the better performance. This title is currently unavailable. This is a fine recording, sensitive and careful but never venturing into the realms of too energetic or too commonplace.

Retrieved 12 June This is music to absorb the soul, not lecture to it. In point of fact much of it, both for the church and for the stage, is noteworthy and this Messe de Mort or Requiem Mass afford ample proof. The New Penguin Opera Guide. Review This Title Share on Facebook.

Rather, it is a finely crafted and gentle work, mainly homophonic in structure. This section needs expansion.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is, furthermore, a work of camprra individuality which stands out from among the greater number of sacred works of the ”Grand Siecle”. These sections are further sub-divided variously into recits, dialogues, duos, trios and choruses.

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Les Pages et Les Chantres de Versailles. You can help by adding requem it. Conductor Schneebeli knows how to provide the sonorous blend of chorus and string orchestra augmented by a pair of flutes in certain movements such as the Agnus Dei, as well as the serpent reinforcing the continuo, an old French tradition of the time so that the textures function well together. The new version is beautifully recorded and, as I say, eloquently performed.

In he gave up his post at Notre-Dame and devoted himself to theatrical music with critical success. Campra Requiem Mass Messe de Requiem.

Its date of composition is uncertain but, since the closing fugue is an elaboration of one which he had incorporated into his grand motet ofDer profundiswe might suppose it to have been composed sometime after that.

If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. Inhe adopted the campea of sacred music as his only profession. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He began to compose for the theatre in and published some theatrical compositions under his brother’s name to protect his reputation with church authorities.

But it is the quiet intensity and the strongly contemplative character of Campra’s Requiem which, perhaps, strike the profoundest cwmpra. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.